The Government has announced a new consultation ‘Strengthening Consumer Redress in the Housing Market’ This consultation seeks views on improving redress in the housing sector, including exploring the option of a single housing ombudsman. It closes at 11:45pm on 16 April 2018.
The ARHM will be submitting a response and urge its members to have their say too.
The ARHM is pleased to comment on the White Paper as follows and in line with the issues raised and would be happy to discuss our response further with DCLG.
ARHM’s Response to Government Consultation on Tackling Unfair Practices in Leasehold (.pdf)
We are pleased to share the first in a series of Leasehold Information Sheets created by a joint working party with our colleagues at ARMA IRPM RICS and LEASE. We have also received endorsements for the sheets from NAEA, Property Redress Scheme, Housing Ombudsman and the Property Ombudsman, who will also be making them available. The information is intended to provide a better understanding of leasehold for people who may wish to purchase a leasehold interest but may not appreciate
The HCA has announced the release of the 2017 – 2018 Management Fee Limits.
Please see attached PDF for further information regarding the limits to be applied.
LSE announcement 2017-2018 (.pdf)
We are now in the process of reviewing the completed audit packs. Our thanks to all our members for meeting the deadline and we will be liaising you directly with regard to the audit outcomes.
The 3rd Edition of the Approved Code of Practice became effective from 1st June 2016. There has been significant change across the sector since the last Code was launched 10 years ago. The industry continues to be under much greater scrutiny with a
We are delighted to announce that our revised Code of Practice has received Government approval under Order 2016 no. 505. The Code becomes effective from 1st June 2016. We will be holding an event to mark the official launch of the Code on 7th June, hosted by our President Baroness Sally Greengross at Portcullis House Westminster. The event will also celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ARHM. The Board would like to recognise and thank Richard Wheeldon and Don Kennedy’s
You can view the revised code here.
Watch this space for details of our next round of training events.